Classic albums by Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan and The Band, Roberta Flack, The Pretenders and The Grateful Dead, as well as songs by James Brown, Jimmy Buffett, The Zombies and The O’Jays are among the recordings that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016.
Each year, the Recording Academy recognizes singles and albums that are at least 25 years old and that exhibit “qualitative or historical significance.” This year’s list features 26 inductees spanning from 1929 to the early 1980s.
Among the full-length albums being recognized are Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 record, Dylan and The Band’s 1975 The Basement Tapes collection, Flack’s First Take, The Pretenders’ 1979 eponymous debut and The Grateful Dead’s American Beauty.
The individual tunes being inducted include Brown and The Famous Flames’ “Cold Sweat — Part 1,” Buffett’s “Margaritaville,” The Zombies’ “She’s Not There,” The O’Jays’ “For the Love of Money,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” and Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful.”
Since the Recording Academy established the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1957, there have been 1,013 recordings inducted, including the latest ones. You can check out the full list of new inductees at Grammy.org.
In other news, the nominations in the so-called “big four” categories of the 58th annual Grammy Awards — Record, Album and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist — will be announced Monday, December 7, on CBS This Morning. The rest of the nominees in all 83 categories will be revealed online that day.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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